Interviews

Weekly feature introducing you to film professionals from all over Europe sorted by name.

3969 interviews available in total starting from 14/05/2002. Last updated on 19/05/2018. 515 interviews inserted in the last 12 months.

 
Thierry Frémaux • General Delegate, Cannes Film Festival

"It was the perfect opportunity to be bold"

Thierry Frémaux • General Delegate, Cannes Film Festival

Thierry Frémaux, General Delegate of the Cannes Film Festival, chats to Cineuropa about the 2018 selection and his take on current developments  

04/05/2018 | Cannes 2018

Elena Christodoulidou • Senior cultural officer, Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus

“Cyprus has multiple advantages for international co-productions”

Elena Christodoulidou • Senior cultural officer, Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus

We chatted to Elena Christodoulidou, senior cultural officer at the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus, about the present and future of Cypriot cinema  

03/05/2018

Kamyar Mohsenin  • Manager of international relations, Fajr International Film Festival

“Every day, our role in world cinema is growing”

Kamyar Mohsenin • Manager of international relations, Fajr International Film Festival

The Fajr International Film Festival’s manager of international relations, Kamyar Mohsenin, explains how the gathering has played a vital role in the...  

03/05/2018

Edouard Waintrop • Artistic director, Directors' Fortnight

"You mustn't be afraid of offending people's feelings"

Edouard Waintrop • Artistic director, Directors' Fortnight

Edouard Waintrop, artistic director of Cannes Directors' Fortnight, comments on the 2018 selection  

03/05/2018 | Cannes 2018 | Directors' Fortnight

Walid Mattar • Director

"Two different tranches de vie, without falling victim to clichés or bleakness"

Walid Mattar • Director

The Tunisian director Walid Mattar talks to us about his debut feature film, Nothern Wind, selected in international competition at Bari Bif&st  

03/05/2018 | Bif&st 2018

Charles Tesson • Artistic director, Critics' Week

"This is the first time we’ve had so much high-quality European content"

Charles Tesson • Artistic director, Critics' Week

Charles Tesson, artistic director of Cannes Critics' Week, comments on the 2018 selection  

02/05/2018 | Cannes 2018 | Critics' Week

Michael Pearce  • Director

“I didn’t want to exploit the victims’ story”

Michael Pearce • Director

Director Michael Pearce discusses fairy tales, serial killers and going back to Jersey to make his debut feature, Beast, which has just had its UK release  

02/05/2018

Daniele Vicari  • Director

"We have a duty to maintain a critical stance in the press, just as we do in cinema"

Daniele Vicari • Director

Daniele Vicari talks about his new film, Before the Night, which focuses on Pippo Fava, the extraordinary intellectual killed by the Mafia. The film world...  

30/04/2018 | Bif&st 2018

Tomáš Hubáček  • Director

“We want to literally drag the viewer into the landscape”

Tomáš Hubáček • Director

Emerging Czech director Tomáš Hubáček talks about his fiction feature in development, Wirbel, and his attempt to make a Czech mystery movie for a broader...  

27/04/2018

Laurence Herszberg and Francesco Capurro • Director and Talent Forum Head, Séries Mania

"Cinema is no longer the royal art of television, TV series have replaced it"

Laurence Herszberg and Francesco Capurro • Director and Talent Forum Head, Séries Mania

We met up with Laurence Herszberg, executive director of Séries Mania, and Francesco Capurro, head of its European Projects and Talent Forum  

25/04/2018 | Séries Mania 2018

Frédéric Jouve • Producer

"If we prevent originality from existing, in ten years’ time, there will be nothing left"

Frédéric Jouve • Producer

Producer Frédéric Jouve talks about Let the Girls Play and Les Films Velvet’s editorial line – from comedies to Rebecca Zlotowski's films  

24/04/2018

Marios Piperides  • Director

"Borders can be broken down once we recognise familiarity in the face of the unknown"

Marios Piperides • Director

We spoke to Cypriot writer-director Marios Piperides about his feature debut, Smuggling Hendrix, which is taking part in the International Narrative...  

24/04/2018 | Tribeca 2018

Marcin Łunkiewicz • VR producer

"VR shouldn't be reduced to a mere experience"

Marcin Łunkiewicz • VR producer

We sat down to chat with Marcin Łunkiewicz, founder of mimo.ooo, who has hosted a master class on Virtual Reality Cinema at the Let's CEE Film Festival  

20/04/2018

Felice Laudadio • Artistic Director, Bif&st

"We look for originality of thought"

Felice Laudadio • Artistic Director, Bif&st

We jumped at the chance to chat with Felice Laudadio, artistic director of the Bari International Film Festival (Bif&st) since its inception  

20/04/2018

Jean-Paul Civeyrac • Director

"I like films where heroism is questioned"

Jean-Paul Civeyrac • Director

Jean-Paul Civeyrac tells us about his new film, the superb and romantic A Paris Education, very popular at the Berlin Film Festival and out today in French...  

18/04/2018